Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally taught in Mysore style, this method that was started and used by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, the Ashtanga Yoga founder. Mysore is derived from the name of the city in India where Pattabhi Jois started and taught Ashtanga Yoga.
This Ashtanga Yoga tradition presently has as continues to be taught by his grandson R. Sharath Jois and his daughter R. Saraswathi.
Advanced and beginner students practice together and share their energy within the same space in a Mysore class. You as the student will learn self practice under the close guidance of the teacher. The order of the poses are fixed and you will learn these poses from the teacher one on one. New poses are given by the teacher as you become ready for them. This is the safest and most fruitful way to learn Ashtanga Yoga.
Teacher leads this Primary series class by giving institutions with traditional counts in Sanskrit. The class is for everyone who has a Mysore practice. You will learn proper vinyasa and It’s count, asana names, drishtis and asana sequence. This is extremely helpful for your daily practice.
Traditionally there is no practice on New and Full Moon Days.
Ladies should take 3 days off from asana practice at the beginning of menstruation.